Daily Republic Sports
WINNER—Drew DeMers had two hits, drove in two runs and struck out four batters to power Winner/Colome to a 9-1 prep baseball win over Chamberlain/Kimball/Lyman on Tuesday in Winner. DeMers pitched five innings, gave up just three hits and allowed one run in the win. He also went 2-for-4 at the plate. Riley Calhoon went 3-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs. Calhoon also recorded the last six outs to earn the save for the Royals (5-3). Kelly O'Bryan, Holden Thieman, Levi McLanahan, Phillip Jorgensen and Oscar Pravecek each recorded a hit in the win.
CORSICA—The Corsica-Stickney track and field teams swept their home meet on Tuesday in Corsica. The Jaguar boys won the eight-team event with 211 points, while Gregory took second with 132 points and Burke/South Central with 82 points. Corsica-Stickney girls recorded 162 points, while Sanborn Central/Woonsocket took second with 99 points and Gregory finished third with 79.
A number of youth archers recently placed at the National Archery in the Schools Program state tournaments in Rapid City and Yankton earlier this month. In Rapid City on April 2, Dakota Christian took first place among middle school teams and Avon was second among high school teams. McCook Central's Austin Stromberg was the winner of the high school division, while Dakota Christian's Lexie Vander Pol was third in the middle school division.
FARGO, N.D.—The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team dropped a 3-2 game against NCAA Division I North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the third inning, but could not maintain the advantage. The Bison knotted the score at 2-2 in the seventh and scored a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to win the game. DWU's Jarrod Zens went 3-for-3, while Hartman Katz and Landon Neugebauer both had two hits. Reed Harter had an RBI-single.
The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team swept Northwestern College 8-3 and 4-3 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader on Tuesday in Mitchell. DWU won Game Two in dramatic fashion as Melysia Ortega hit a double that scored Paige Kinley for the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. In Game One, Sierra Haage was the winning pitcher for the Tigers. Haage allowed three earned runs on eight hits in seven innings pitched with four strikeouts. DWU (16-27, 6-6 GPAC) plays Doane in a GPAC doubleheader at 2 p.m. on Thursday at McWhirter Field.
PARKER—The McCook Central girls golf team carded a 289 to win the Parker Invite on Tuesday in Parker. McCook Central's Taylor Reif carded an 87 to place first in the 23-girl field, while Reif's teammate, Kayla Mentele, placed second with an 89. Ethan's Kailey Feiner placed sixth (102), Bridgewater-Emery's Danielle Vinz (105) and Canistota's Payton Ortman placed tenth (107).
WAGNER --- A two-run third inning propelled Beresford to a 2-0 win over Wagner/Avon in high school baseball action on Monday in Wagner. Beresford managed just one hit. But scored two runs in the third when Tyler Korpuenske hit a pop fly and reached on an error by the center fielder that led two runs. Wagner/Avon's Mato Perry pitched five strong innings, struck out eight batters, gave up no hits and issued four walks. Korpuenske threw five innings, struck out 10 batters and allowed two hits.
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team was swept by in-state rival Mount Marty College 5-0 and 4-3 on Monday at Cadwell Park. In Game One, Tramane Moore and Tyler Waddle each went 1-for-3. Waddle added a double. Patrick Whetham pitched five innings allowing five earned runs off 10 hits and struck out four batters. In Game Two, the Tigers trailed 4-0 after the first inning. They got within 4-3 after the fourth inning, but did not get any closer.
The Davison County 4-H Shooting Sports is having trap registration on Monday, May 22. The registration is at the Davison County Fairgrounds in the V-tel room. The time is 6:30 p.m.
A pair of doubles matches that could have gone either way proved to be the difference in Mitchell's tennis dual against Sioux Falls O'Gorman on Monday at Hitchcock Park. The Kernels lost to the Knights 5-4 in the boys dual. The No. 1 and No. 2 doubles wins by O'Gorman lifted the Knights to the victory. "We lost two really, really tight doubles matches and that kind of sealed the deal for O'Gorman," Mitchell coach Pat Moller said.